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Beautiful 'Home away from Home' -Just 2.5 Miles from 4 Fabulous Beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

For those truly looking for a Home away from Home...

On the Southern coast of Maine, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a quaint family neighborhood just minutes from the sandy beaches and open Atlantic, sits this 3 bdrm/3 bath Cape. With a classic New England farmer’s porch out front and an extensive furnished deck off the back, overlooking 180 acres of conservation land and 1.5 miles of nature trails, the beauty of Maine’s sights and sounds surround you. Only 2 1/2 miles to 4 family beaches, York Village, York Harbor, the Turnpike and Southern Maine’s only family Zoo/Amusement Park, this tranquil home away from home combines natural beauty with solitude and convenience.

Inside this tastefully landscaped home, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, W/D, Formal DR, LR, Family Room and full bath. Multiple TV’s, digital cable and wireless access allow guests to remain connected to the outside world. Upstairs, the Master suite has a King bed, spacious walk-in closet, full sectional couch, large TV, office area and full bath with stall shower and Jacuzzi tub. The Second BRM has a Queen bed with a view of the pond and nature preserve. The third BRM has a Full bed and a pull-out trundle. The downstairs LR has a pull-out sleep sofa, expanding the sleeping capacity of the house to 10 guests. Three full baths include a shower stall and Jacuzzi tub in the Master, full tub/shower in the 2nd bath upstairs, and a shower stall in the downstairs bath. There are air conditioners in all three bedrooms and a total of 4 ceiling fans to ensure a comfortable temperature.

Watch your kids ride their bikes around the quiet cul-de-sac while you sip lemonade on the Farmers Porch out front, or enjoy the natural beauty of Maine summers on the fully furnished expanded deck off the back, complete with a Weber gas grill. Enjoy your morning coffee overlooking the pond amidst the serenity of the bird sanctuary. Count the stars at night and let the peepers lull you to sleep.

The house is tastefully decorated to make your home away from home...a comfortable retreat! The amenities of home- paired with the amenities of a coastal resort town.

Welcome to Maine! Welcome to 10 Kestrel Circle!

Keywords: Residential, Private, Quiet, Convenient Location, Nature Setting

More Details

Jen McShera
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Jen McShera

Thank you for your interest in our property! While we love our home, we have the opportunity to stay with family for the two summer months and are happy to share our home and its fabulous location with families new to Maine. We love the area, and trust that you will love it, too. We welcome you to enjoy 10 Kestrel Circle, the excitement of coastal Maine, the endless miles of beautiful beaches, and the natural peace and quiet that surrounds our lovely home. Enjoy!!

Jen McShera purchased this house in 2003

Why Jen McShera chose York

We bought into this neighborhood because of it's unique residential setting and commitment to conservation land. Nature trails surround our cul-de-sac and children feel safe to play in the yards. There is a common area perfect for afternoon picnics, morning yoga and basketball into the evening. A short car ride takes you to miles of sandy beaches, a quaint village shopping spree or a day at the outlets. There is even a seasonal zoo and amusement park right down the road:) The lakes region is a short trip away, as are the mountains. Truly location, location, location, figured into our plans to settle here. Not a day goes by that we are not grateful for the natural beauty that surrounds us. We love the beach by day, but adore the peace and quiet of our backyard peepers and frogs in the evening as we sit out on the deck under the stars...

What makes this house unique

So close to all the action and activities of a coastal resort town! This house offers the best of both worlds...the convenience of a few short miles to the ocean and the quiet natural beauty of backyard conservation land.

Just minutes to the seaside amenities, we live in a neighborhood setting, on the end of a quiet cul-de-sac joined by four other homes. Our property abuts conservation land with over 1.5 miles of marked nature trails. Perfect for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Our backyard is peaceful and serene overlooking protected woodlands, a pond and nature trails. Just jump in the car and go to any one of the four great beaches here in York. (Beaches are about 5 minutes from here.) Enjoy a morning or late afternoon walk, run, bike or stroll on the 3+ miles of safe sidewalks in the development, complete with ocean views at the top of the hill.

Our deck is totally private for sun bathing and we are SO close to lots of picturesque New England destinations...the perfect spot for day-tripping guests.

And let us take a moment to introduce Ogunquit village. Ogunquit village is about a minute drive from our house, and there is a lot to do there including the Ogunquit Playhouse; Broadway on the Beach! Ogunquit is known for its fine beaches, great restaurants, sailing and boating in Perkins Cove, unsurpassed summer theatre of the stars, museums and gift shops. Ogunquit is also a renowned seaside artist community. The town of York has many beaches that cater to different interests; busy, quiet and kid-friendly. York also has some fine restaurants, lovely places to visit and Southern Maine's only Zoo/amusement park! Research both York and Ogunquit's Chambers of Commerce to get a taste of what is in the area. The famous Kittery Outlets are right down the road, so shopping is a decadent pleasure just a few minutes from our home.!


York House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Seat inside shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Full
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king , Wrap around couch
    Pull-out Couch Living Room - 1 queen , Room has door for privacy
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Trundle Bed pulls out to 2 twins
  • (The home can sleep 10 comfortably in beds-for an extra $100 pp/wk.) King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) Full Beds (1) Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed in 3rd bedroom pulls out to 2 twins (1) Queen pull-out sleep sofa in front room on 1st floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Quiet Cul-de-sac, Farmer's Porch, Backyard conservation land with 3 miles of marked nature trails


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful Welcoming Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was truly a home away from home, it was very relaxing and welcoming. The owners provided everything possibly needed for our vacation. It was located conveniently to so many great places. We would love to go back and enjoy the beautiful deck and great area. I would highly recommend this rental property.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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the property was beautiful, having trails behind the house was a added bonus as we love running and

  • 5 of 5

the home was exactly what we were looking for, close to everything but in a private setting. the home itself was beautiful with plenty of spots for relaxing and getting away from the kids for some quiet time. furnishings were above and beyond what you would expect from a rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Western N.Y.


  • 5 of 5

The home is amazing, very quaint and quiet. Tons of room in and out. Very accessible to beaches, stores, restaurants. Owners are very friendly, accessible if needed. It'S definitely a home away from home. Ive been going to york for 53 years as my mom was born there and this home is perfect for any size family.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This amazing home has been my family's "home away from home" for the past 3 summers. Our entire family spends the week in this fabulous home and location to "get away from it all" and enjoy the nearby ocean and area. The family that rents this home is just as wonderful as the home itself. We have created some amazing memories staying at this wonderful residential York property. We have privacy while at the same time, we are not far away from all of the restaurants and activities in town and nearby towns. This is our PERFECT paradise. We book the following summer the week after we leave! It is truly a hidden treasure. It is comfortable, relaxing and has all of the benefits of being able to stay in for the night or go out for the night. It is spacious so that everyone has their own space when needed. There is a large living room and dining room for the family to gather together. I cannot say enough about this magical home. Absolutely amazing!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Otterburn Park, Quebec, Canada

Wonderful place and great times

  • 5 of 5

Great house, huge space, super deck. Close enough to the beach and a relax environement. Very welcoming and sympathic host. Great place for a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Second time in York. First time at this home...FABULOUS!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I spent a week at this location at the end of June and the first week of July. The house was beautiful and the central location was great for traveling north or south. The owners could not have been nicer. The house and outside area was perfect for cooking, relaxing and just having a wonderful time. We all would recommend this house to anyone wanting a fun, relaxing place for your visit to southern Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Boston, MA Logan - Manchester, NH - Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Rough
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
York Golf & Tennis, Cape Neddick Golf
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Clay Hill Farm
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Short Sands, Long Sands, Harbor Beach
Car: necessary

In the heart of York, just minutes from 4 beaches in a quiet, subdivision is 10 Kestrel Circle. Ogunquit Village, home of the 'Best Beaches in Maine' and the famous Ogunquit Playhouse is just minutes up the road to the North, and the Kittery Outlets are a few short miles South.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cleaning fee of $110

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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